FM Preview: Newport County v Rushden & Diamonds 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newport County v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Newport Co. are ready to welcome Rushden & Diamonds to Newport Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Exiles have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The previous match played between the two at Newport Stadium was within the last three years, in December 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Trophy match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 11 SepRushden & D.0 - 1Newport Co.CONF
2008/2009Tue 16 DecRushden & D.1 - 1Newport Co.FAT
2008/2009Sat 13 DecNewport Co.1-1Rushden & D.FAT
1995/1996Sat 13 AprRushden & D.3 - 0Newport AFCSPL
1995/1996Sat 24 FebNewport AFC1 - 1Rushden & D.SPL

Recent respective form guides

Newport County are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Rushden & D. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Diamonds have hit 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newport Co. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 42 points from their 27 games so far. Rushden & D. see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 33 points from their 25 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newport Co.611412164
Rushden & D.60249152

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newport Co. are not exactly setting the world alight at Newport Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Rushden & D. in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newport Co. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Rushden & D. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 11 most recent games.